Is Continental style knitting better?

Is Continental or English knitting better?

The English method has the advantage of being simpler for new knitters to learn. It also makes it easier to handle extremely large needles and bulky yarn. On the other hand, Continental knitting streamlines the motion of each stitch which can make the work flow a great deal faster.

Is Continental knitting easier on your hands?

This simple way of holding yarn also minimizes the need to flex fingers and helps control yarn tension without wrapping the yarn around fingers. That makes this method very gentle on our hands.

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